DOM tree depth limit in IE 11 Developer Tools

By design Issue #9038134


Siarhei N.
Sep 23, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a web page with really deep DOM tree (65+ levels) in Internet Explorer 11. For example, use the one attached (IEDevToolsBug.html)
  2. Open F12 Developer Tools.

3a. In DOM explorer, continue expanding elements. Eventually (seems after 64 levels) you cannot expand nodes any further (see attached screenshot). Expand button just doesn’t work.

3b. Additionally, using "Select Element (Ctrl + B)" doesn’t work for elements with depth more than 64. The DOM tree is expanded to 64 levels and is not even scrolled into the view.

Is it possible to increase this limit?


Comments and activity

  • It’s also worth noting that the same web page seems to have worked OK in Developer Tools from IE version 10.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

  • Hello,
    Thank you for providing your feedback on IE11.
    We are not accepting feedback on Internet Explorer through this portal any longer (unless security related). We welcome any feedback you have on Microsoft Edge using this website. This item will be closed as By Design since IE feature bugs are not being worked unless security related.

    Having said that, we couldn’t reproduce this issue on both IE11 and Edge 14393. Please make sure you are not missing any updates. In the sample you have provided we can expand all 70 items succesfully.
    All the best,
    The MS Edge Team 

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “By design”

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